For those who missed it, President Obama made the following statement on September 18:
You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt being used to extort a president or a governing party and trying to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget and nothing to do with the debt.
Most readers of this blog know better than to believe that Obama is on intimate terms with the truth. For those unhappy few who still cling to their faith in him the analysis of this statement ought to be sobering, at the least.
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler examined the facts and concluded that Obama's remark was untrue. He gave Obama 4 Pinocchios for his performance.
I will spare you the details. Anyone who still believes that the current situation is unprecedented will be happy to have been corrected.